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Drop D Solo and Mastering the Tune

We're re-issuing one of Corey's most popular lessons with new sheet music, re-mastered video and updated loop points. This lesson is from Corey's guest Artist, Blues Legend Guy Davis.  From Guy:  

Ideally, it is in mastering small units of finger work, that we begin to assemble a tune and a song that will work and flow as a unit. The Muddy Waters riff, the solo in drop D utilizing the bass, 5th, and 4th strings, are fairly simple riffs that when combined, become a solid, tasty, unit of Blues music. When you practice, remember, you are making an effort to get all of these little individual finger work pieces to become second nature, so that you do not have to think about them. Once you have mastered them, and combined them to create a cohesive tune, you can sing on top of it, blow a rack harp (or turn into Stevie Ray Vaughan.)

I didn't write this song, but I try to play it each and every time, as if I did.

Guy Davis




Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Chicago Blues

Print Print Chords & Tab

Loop 0:55 Breakdown of Drop D Solo


Download the Sheet Music PDF


Loop 4:37 Ending Breakdown

Loop 6:27 Making it Your Own 

Loop 9:17 Practice Loop to Bring It All Together





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